Orchestrating large colloids with small molecules

Colloids are indispensible building blocks of functional materials. A key challenge in the field of colloidal science is to achieve full control over particle interactions to modulate assembly pathways and precisely direct the microstructure and properties of the final material. We develop new approaches to guide colloidal assembly by external cues such as temperature and light.

Current interests

  • Supramolecular colloids
  • Biomimetic colloidal materials
  • Responsive Pickering emulsions
  • Hydrocolloids
  • Anisotropic colloids
  • Polyurethane dispersions
  • Nanocomposites